Dragon with Mao's head


Size: 18.1 H x 18.1 W x 0 in

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Drawing: oil and Pencil on Paper.

An original piece from the series “Chinese dragons”, oil and pencil on paper. 46 x 46 cm.

In Eastern culture the dragon is a symbol of power, the roofs of the imperial residences are decorated with this mythological figure as a sign of protection and luck. In the traditional Catholic iconography the dragon is an incarnation of the devil, so that only the sword of a saint can suppress it. In my drawings this mythological figure becomes a middle ground between these two opposing visions, an elusive but fascinating animal, with malice in his eyes that could become evil. In these works I use uniform bright coloring and backgrounds turned on light or white, to simulate the color of lacquers or enamels in the decoration of porcelain.

Summary of features:
Artist: Federico Cortese
Title: Dragon with Mao's head
Quantity: 1
Conditions: excellent
Medium & materials: oil and pencil on thick paper
Dimensions: 46 x 46 cm (18.1 x 18.1 in)
Paper weight: 230 gr/mq
Finishing: fixative spray
Location and year created: Turin, Italy - 2008
Certificate of Authenticity: included, with signature of the artist on photograph
Edges of the sheet: clean straight cut (not indented)
Signed: on the front, bottom middle
Surface of the paper: smooth

Keywords: porcelain, lacquers, chinese, china, communism, animal, dragon, dragoon, enamels, fantasy, imaginary, mythological

Subjects: Political

Styles: Expressionism, Illustration, Surrealism

Mediums: oil, Pencil

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